The Primary Phase officially opened on Wednesday 14 December 2016 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The school welcomed invited guests to join them in celebrating the opening, which was performed by the cast of Snow White, the local Pantomime. The special guests included the Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor Pat Hearn, staff from the construction company and architects responsible for the new building, alongside pupils, parents, teachers and Governors.

There were performances throughout the show from the pupils, Mr Marchant and Mrs Midwinter (Head of Primary Phase), which was started by giving a speech introducing our school. Dame Dolores Dingbat (Martyn Knight) and Herbert the hapless Huntsman (Tucker), affectionately known to Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre pantomime audiences this year as Dolly and Herbie, were thrilled to escape the evil doings of Wicked Queen Narcissia for a short while and get out to meet the young pupils of the new Cavendish Primary Phase. Dolly proclaimed;

“It is such a privilege to be asked to cut the ribbon to open this lovely new school facility. We feel very honoured”.